This Day in History: September 21st, 1914

This Day in History: September 21st, 1914

MILLTOWN, Sept. 21-after being confined to Wells Hospital New Brunswick, with typhoid fever for the past three weeks. Elwood Boyce, of Ford avenue, passed away about six o’clock last evening.

Mr. Boyce was associated with his brother Frank in the Empire Grocery business in Milltown, was foreman of Eureka fire, company NO. 1, a member of Charles L. Walters Council No. 178, Jr. O. U. A. M., a member of Walter Guard and a member of the Tottenville A. C of Tottenville, from which the Boyce family hail.

Mr. Boyce through his business associations, has made a host of friends here and his demise has cast a gloom over the entire borough. Herbert & Moke had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Funeral of Thomas B Reed

Thomas B. Reed, which had been employed as a night watchman in the new construction work in the borough of  Milltown up to a few days ago, and who passed away at the home of his son Frank Reed, of Washington avenue, Saturday morning shortly after nine o’clock leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. Also a brother William R Reed of New Brunswick, and sister, Mrs. R. A. Harkins. The funeral will be held from the home of his this afternoon, at three o’clock. Undertaker Quakenboss has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Traffic Delayed

The driving wheels Raritan River Railroad engine left the track at the crossing Main Street, near the Michelin Tire Factory Saturday afternoon, which caused the trolleys and other traffic to be blocked for me time.


This Day in History: August 12, 1926

This Day in History: August 12, 1926

Milltown People Want Park, Municipal Swimming Pool

Hot Weather Brings Many, Suggestions for Relief; Suggest Park on Plot Across From Car Barns, Near Lawrence Brook


MILLTOWN, Aug. 12. These hot days make borough folk wish they had a swimming pool and public park at their disposal. More comment has been heard the past three days about a public park and a swimming pool in the borough than has been heard for months past. Milltown has two spots most ideal for such conveniences.

Milltown, according to some people, ought to make immediate arrangements to make summer life comfortable for borough folk and visitors. There are two spots that could be utilized to good advantage for public parks, and in one space a swimming pool could be erected. One man, in commenting on the idea last night, said he thought that the school playground should be fixed up and believed that it could be done with little expense. Right now the playground is in poor condition, so much, so that It is not practical for a public park, although with a little attention It could be converted into a very nice place. There are no benches on the ground, even though there are some trees that would afford shade. The grass Is not cut, but all this could be remedied and the place made more appealing. The ground could easily be leveled off. The suggestion of a pool in the playground Is not a new one, and with public support, which it would undoubtedly get, It could be made a realization by next year.

The other park space is the plot of ground bordering on the Lawrence Brook across from the old car barns. This is another apparently Ideal spot, and It is understood that the Raritan River Railroad Company will carry all the dirt necessary to fill In the space if the officials of the town would say the word. The delay is a waste of valuable time and if the railroad company is so willing to fill the place in. many people feel the borough officials surely ought to take them up on It. This has been hanging here for months.

Outing Tonight

The Milltown merchants will hold their annual outing tonight, when they will go to Soldier’s Beach and partake of a fish supper and take a dip Into the water.

Seldler’s Beach, Morgan and Laurence Harbor certainly were dense with borough folk last night, eager for a dip into the cooling waters. Evan the attractive pool at New Brunswick lured many Milltowners. Seldler’s, however, had first call for the crowd.

The Girl Scouts of the borough arranged at their meeting the other night at the home of Mrs, Charles Graullch, for their trip to Union Beach for one week. The girls will leave Saturday.

George Christ of the Michelin office is enjoying his vacation.

J. A. Montgomery and George Crablel attended the annual outing of the Past Councilors’ Association at Blue Hills Plantation yesterday.

The baseball attraction is Michelin vs. St. Mary’s of South River.


Correction: Yesterday it was transcribed as “Uatricks Corner” for the paper of the day. This has been corrected to read “Patrick’s Corner” to reflect the a much more realistic name and one which shows up in the record. The exact location is not known after some research on historic maps. However, newspapers of the day indicate that it may be in the vicinity of Fresh Ponds.


This Day in History: August 8th, 2022

This Day in History: August 8th, 2022

Milltown Favored With Visit From Noted Movie Queen

Again moving pictures have been taken along the Raritan River Railroad property at Milltown. Yesterday no less a movie star than Pearl White appeared in several scenes snapped at the Milltown depot.

BOUND BROOK TEAM TO PLAY MICHELIN SATURDAY MILLTOWN

Aug. 8. The baseball fans of Milltown and vicinity will be glad to know that the Michelin baseball team have scheduled for this Saturday what promises to be another good contest. A representative team of Bound Brook will be the opponents. This same aggregation defeated Michelin at Milltown early In the season, and that the locals will be out to get revenge there is no doubt, as thus far they have evened up with every team they have had a chance to play the second time.

The Bound Brook aggregation have a reputation from their past performances here, and there is no need of explanation as to their ability as ball players.

Milltown too will put out as strong a line-up as possible, and a batte roya can be looked forward to.

HOME DEFENSE LEAGUE POSTPONES MEETING

MILLTOWN, Aug. 8. There was a small representation to turn out to the meeting of the Milltown Home Defense League, which was called by Mayor Charles Baurles to be held at the Borough Hall last evening, and as a result the meeting was not called to order until some time when a larger body can be present.

There are several matters of Importance to the community to be decided, and It has therefore been ordered by the Chief Executive to send out a special post card notice to each individual member of the league to be present at a meeting which has been called for Tuesday evening of next week, at the Borough Hall Milltown.


MILLTOWN, Aug. 8. There will be a special meeting of the Eureka Fire Co., No. — , at their rooms on Thursday night, at 8 o’clock. Every member is urged to be present, as there is important business to be transacted and the presence of all is necessary,

Mr. Rosenthal, the owner of the Russell Playing Card Co., who resides in New York, visited the factory Tuesday afternoon with several friends from New York.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Citizens’ Building and Loan Association will be held at their offices in the First National Bank of Milltown on Tuesday evening, August 1, 1917, at eight o’- clock 1 for the purpose of electing five directors for a term of three years and transact such other business as may be necessary.

CHAS. C. RICHTER,

Secretary.


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This Day in History: August 1st, 1910

This Day in History: August 1st, 1910

DECLARE CITIZEN HALTED JUSTICE / BOYS DELAY TRAIN

Exciting Scene When as Unlicensed Peddler is Protected From Justice by a Friend in Milltown.


MILLTOWN, Aug 1. The councilmen of the borough have a hard problem before them. How are they to enforce an ordinance that has been passed for a year when private citizens interfere? The councilmen for a long time have been trying to enforce an ordinance, protecting the merchants of the borough, providing for the licensing of peddlers. At the last regular meeting the council laid especial stress on the ordinance and determined to have it enforced. As a result several peddlers have been forced to procure licenses and one has been arrested for neglect of the law.

On Friday evening last, a peddler entered the town and went to several in the borough and sold goods without having a license. Councilman Rappleyea made a complaint before Justice Headley and as the man was near by the Justice ordered him to come to his office.

Before the man could get to the office a resident of the borough suddenly became very friendly with tie peddler and rushing over to the Justice demanded his freedom on the ground of being a friend. The man did not stop at that but threatened the Justice and called him vile names, the Justice says.

Mr. Headlev was very much taken back both by the friendship existing between the two men and by the orders given to him by a private citizen. As there was no constable on hand to take the. two men in hand, he determined that with odds as they were it was best to let matters rest, and to prevent a scene on the street, the” peddler was permitted to take the next car out of town. It is doubtful whether the man will again try by the influence of his friend to sell goods without a license as he seemed quite relieved to escape.

BOYS DELAY TRAIN.

Ernest Sohlosser and Harry Christ, boys of about five years of age, were playing on the high trestle of the Raritan River Railroad recently when a train came in sight. Whether the boys were frightened or intended to stop the train is not known, but they kept their positions and the engineer by quick work brought the train to a standstill and led the boys from their dangerous play ground.


This Day in History: Feb. 4 1911

This Day in History: Feb. 4 1911

MILLTOWN POST OFFICE IS AGAIN ENTERED

Thieves for the Second Time in Two Weeks Attack Post Office, But Are Frightened Away -Burglars Enter Raritan River Station and Get Umbrella and Collar Buttons.


When Assistant Postmaster J. Milton Brindle opened the post office building on Main street, Milltown, this morning, he noticed that the sorting table had been moved from its accustomed place against the wall. He recognized at once the fact that the post office had been entered for the second time within two weeks. He immediately, began to make- investigations and found, that the burglars had been unsuccessful as far as booty was concerned and had left the building empty handed.

A HOLE IN THE SAFE.

After further search, he found a hole in the side of the safe about half in inch in diameter and six inches deep. Evidently the men had been, frightened before their boring was competed.

Mr. Brindle, when asked how the burglars bad effected an entrance, conducted the writer to the rear of the building. The bars had been, torn from the window in the rear by the means of shearing the bolts which held toe bars to the window.

There were two holes bored in the woodwork in the back of the safe. It is thought that the visitors hoped to affect an entrance for their powder in tins way without danger of being seen at work.

Mrs. Catherine Kuhlthau, the; mother of C. W. Kuhlthau, arose at1 4 a. m. and lighted a lamp. It is thought by some that a reflection cast by this lamp had caused the intruders-t o cease from their labors.

RARITAN RIVER R. R. OFFICE ENTERED

The ticket office of the Raritan River Railroad, on. Washington avenue was entered by a window last night and an umbrella, belonging to the agent, B. Sheppard, together with a paper of collar, buttons and 46 cents in stamp was taken.

Mr. Sheppard said this morning “Those men were gentleman, I have some expense papers, which are worth money lying on the desk. They, were opened, but not disturbed.”

The men entered the coal office of Kuhlthau Brothers and removed a wrench and chisel, but it seems that no close search was made for valuables.

Police protection for Milltown is now an imperative demand.


Yesterday in History: Jan. 20 1900

Yesterday in History: Jan. 20 1900

A New Industry For Milltown

The Daily Times: New Brunswick, N.J. Saturday January 20 1900


According to most reliable reports, Milltown is to have a new industry. A company from South Amboy which manufactures brick and tiles will locate its facilities on Ryder’s Lane at the crossing it of the Raritan River Railroad about one mile from Milltown. They have bought a tract of land from Mrs. Fisher. There is plenty of clay in that vicinity and it is understood that work will soon be commenced on the new plant.